Louisiana’s Way Home

By Kate DiCamillo. Louisiana Elefante’s granny wakes her up in the middle of the night and tells her they need to leave home immediately, and this time Granny intends for them never to return.

It’s the End When I Say It’s the End

By Stephen Pastis. The creator of the acclaimed comic strip, Pearls Before Swine, presents a latest laugh-out-loud entry in the best-selling series that began with Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made.

Gail Carson Levine launches Ogre Enchanted at Byrd’s Books!

Please join us for a very special launch of Gail Carson Levine’s Ogre Enchanted on Tuesday October 16th at 5:00pm. To save a book for signing, please click HERE.

About the book:

Set in the world of the Newbery Honor-winning Ella Enchanted, this tale by beloved author Gail Carson Levine stars a clever heroine who is determined to defy expectations—and outwit a fairy’s curse.

Evie is happiest when she is healing people, diagnosing symptoms and prescribing medications, with the help of her devoted friend (and test subject) Wormy. So when Wormy unexpectedly proposes to her, she kindly turns him down; she has far too much to do to be marrying anyone. And besides, she simply isn’t in love with him.

But a certain meddling fairy named Lucinda has been listening in, and she doesn’t approve of Evie’s rejection. Suddenly, Evie finds herself transformed from a girl into a hideous, hungry ogre!

Stuck in this new and confusing form, Evie now has only sixty-two days to accept another proposal—or else be stuck as an ogre forever.

“Longtime fans and new readers alike will devour this.”–Kirkus Reviews

About the author: 

Gail Carson Levine’s first book for children, Ella Enchanted, was a Newbery Honor Book. Levine’s other books include Ever, a New York Times bestseller; Fairest, a Best Book of the Year for Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal, and a New York Times bestseller; Dave at Night, an ALA Notable Book and Best Book for Young Adults; The WishThe Two Princesses of BamarreA Tale of Two Castles; and the six Princess Tales books. She is also the author of the nonfiction books Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly and Writer to Writer: From Think to Ink, as well as the picture books Betsy Who Cried Wolf and Betsy Red Hoodie. Gail Carson Levine and her husband, David, live in a two-centuries-old farmhouse in the Hudson Valley of New York State.

The Journey of Little Charlie

By Christopher Paul Curtis. In the aftermath of his father’s death, Little Charlie agrees to accompany Cap’n Buck, a plantation overseer, north in search of fugitive slaves in order to satisfy the family’s debt.

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The Truth As Told by Mason Buttle

By Leslie Connor.

From the critically acclaimed author of Waiting for Normal and All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook, Leslie Connor, comes a deeply poignant and beautifully crafted story about self-reliance, redemption, and hope.

Mason Buttle is the biggest, sweatiest kid in his grade, and everyone knows he can barely read or write. Mason’s learning disabilities are compounded by grief. Fifteen months ago, Mason’s best friend, Benny Kilmartin, turned up dead in the Buttle family’s orchard. An investigation drags on, and Mason, honest as the day is long, can’t understand why Lieutenant Baird won’t believe the story Mason has told about that day.

Both Mason and his new friend, tiny Calvin Chumsky, are relentlessly bullied by the other boys in their neighborhood, so they create an underground club space for themselves. When Calvin goes missing, Mason finds himself in trouble again. He’s desperate to figure out what happened to Calvin, and eventually, Benny.

But will anyone believe him?

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The Magic Misfits

By Neil Patrick Harris and Alec Azam. A middle-grade debut by the beloved actor and best-selling author of Choose Your Own Autobiography follows the experiences of a young New England street magician who teams up with other talented street kids to protect their community from a greedy crime boss.

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The Caldera

By John Flanagan. Returning home for the annual warrior competition, Hal and the Herons are reunited with someone from their past and embark on a high-risk mission to rescue the Empress’s son from pirate kidnappers.

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Whichwood

By Mafi Tahereh. Laylee, thirteen, is nearly worn out from washing and packaging corpses for the Otherwhere and being shunned by villagers when two strangers, Alice and Oliver, arrive determined to help.

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Ship of Dolls

By Shirley Parenteau. In 1926, eleven-year-old Lexie Lewis seeks to leave her strict grandparents in Portland and reunite with her singer mother in San Francisco, so when she hears that her class is sending a doll to Japan by way of San Francisco, she seizes her chance

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The Secret of Nightingale Wood

By Lucy Strange. Finding herself alone in the wake of her mother’s illness, her father’s job abroad and her caregiver’s busy schedule, Henrietta, a girl growing up in the early 20th century, explores ghostly secrets in her new home. A first novel.

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